Management Practices

Set your business on the road to transparency

May 11, 2022
Being transparent means a more successful business. But what does it really look like? And where does it start? When inspecting your company’s transparency, it helps to go back to the beginning.

At happier.com, a fountain of peace

April 13, 2022
At a time when recent surveys show a majority of workers feel highly anxious, overwhelmed, stressed and burned out, many employers have begun offering wellness benefits for their workers. That’s why Nataly Kogan, co-founder of the website happier.com, is really, really happy.

Shake up the team and its results with sprints

April 13, 2022
The sprint process as it relates to business is just what it sounds like: a burst of intense activity for a short, set amount of time, typically about five days. A team is challenged to zero in on one big goal and move from idea to prototype to customer outreach within that tight window.

Set customers straight without hurting yourself

April 13, 2022
The consequences are really not that dire for salespeople who have to tell customers or prospects that they’re misinformed. But if you’re not careful, you can kill the sale. Let’s look at some tactics for setting customers straight about your own product or a competitor’s without casting yourself as the bad guy.

Time to update your email policy?

April 6, 2022
With the growing threat of ransomware, new regulations around privacy and the impact of improper disclosure of company-sensitive information through email, it might be time to have another look at your email policy. Here are some things the policy should cover.

Heed NLRA rules when discouraging unions

March 31, 2022
Organized labor is on a roll, with union elections making news everywhere from Amazon warehouses to John Deere factories to Starbucks coffee houses. The trend has employers wondering what they can do to thwart union organizing activities.

Your mission, should you choose to accept it

March 9, 2022
A mission statement should distill all that you want your business to accomplish, deliver and contribute to the world. It should also be a framework that can stay solid and consistent while allowing for adaptation, growth and change. Easy, right?

3 steps toward pay transparency for new hires

February 17, 2022
More employers seeking a recruiting advantage in today’s tight labor market have started advertising exactly how much they’re paying. It might be time for you to try that bold tactic, too.

Could your business introduce a 4-day workweek?

December 8, 2021
Hybrid working is here to stay, and when the pandemic finally ends, people will want more, not less, freedom. So, what could the next big change to hit the workplace be? Enter the four-day workweek.

Should you include a noncompete in their offer?

December 8, 2021
Teacher and former lawyer Lauren Aydinliyim researches noncompetes. According to her, it’s a matter of employers just following along with what they see other companies doing. In other words, they include it because it’s, well, there.